BARBARI, Jacopo de'
(b. ca. 1445, Venezia, d. 1516, Bruxelles)

Perspective plan of Venice

Woodcut produced with six blocks, 135 x 282 cm
Museo Correr, Venice

In 1500, the Venetian artist and printer Jacopo de Barbari had Anton Koberger of Nuremberg print a woodcut of Venice in which he had depicted all the buildings, gardens and islands of Venice at that time in minute detail. As a result, Barbari's plan gives us a precise idea of the appearance of Venice in about 1500.